Welcome to MindShiner!
Thank you for visiting this website. My name is Gama. I am from Melbourne, Australia. I am a husband, father of three and working in the corporate world. I don't have any certificates or degrees in meditation. My only qualification is over 20 years of practicing various types of meditations and practically using meditation in daily life.
In the early 1990’s, I had a rare opportunity to meet a monk who lived in the forest in a central part of Sri Lanka. He eats whatever is available in the forest and very rarely comes out to the village nearby. The villagers told me that this monk has achieved the highest state of mind a human can achieve as per Buddhist teachings.
I had to visit the forest a few times within a span of one year to finally meet the monk. A villager who knows a little bit of the monk’s whereabouts helped me. I was warned that this monk doesn’t talk with people. I realized that I had only a few seconds to get what I wanted if I was lucky.
Finally, one day after many attempts, I saw him in the forest. I went and stood on the path he was walking towards, without blocking the path. He stopped near me with a light smile. Our conversation lasted 20 seconds.
Me: “Can you please tell me something that I can practice for the rest of my life?”
Monk: “Watch your thoughts. Live in the present moment”
Then he walked away and disappeared into the dark forest. That was the first and the last time I saw him.
At that time, I knew very little about meditation and I had no idea about mindfulness. However, his words were recorded permanently in my mind.
I didn’t pay much attention to meditation till late 1990’s. Then I started exploring, learning, and practicing various types of meditations. I have learned meditation from monks, from people who have been meditating for over 50 years and from modern day neuroscientists.
I have seen amazing things that science can’t explain. I have seen a 10cm thick, bright white aura in one of my teachers (a monk). I have seen smoke coming out of the head from another person when he was in the peak of a meditation session.
I have been experimenting with different types of meditations to identify the most suitable method for busy people with a complex and modern lifestyle. I found that mindfulness meditation is the most suitable one and can aid in facing daily challenges.
Is it a coincidence that the monk I met almost 30 years ago told me this?
“Watch your thoughts. Live in the present moment”. In other words, he meant practice mindfulness meditation.
My mission is to teach mindfulness meditation to as many people as possible. Especially, those who are struggling to start or continue practicing meditation. I have designed simple methods to help those who are struggling. In this website you will find a simplified version of mindfulness meditation. If you think the information on this website can help others, then please share it on social media. I would be very grateful for that.
I would love to hear from you. Please visit the contact me page and send any questions, comments or suggestions.